As we age, fine lines and wrinkles can become more apparent on our faces, leaving us feeling self-conscious and less confident. These wrinkles can make us appear older than we feel and can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices.
Fortunately, there is a solution to these common signs of aging: dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can take care of your skin after getting dermal filler.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment designed to enhance the appearance of the face by filling in static wrinkles and fine lines. They are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to maintain skin volume and elasticity.
Dermal fillers are injected into specific areas of the face to:
Smooth out static facial wrinkles
Restore lost volume
Enhance facial features such as the lips and cheeks
The treatment is minimally invasive and can provide immediate results that can last for several months or more.
How to Take Care of Your Skin After a Dermal Filler Session
Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular over the years as a non-surgical solution to signs of aging, and the restoration of volume to the face. These fillers are FDA-approved and offer immediate results. However, after a dermal filler treatment, it’s essential to take proper care of the skin to maintain the desired results and ensure that your skin remains healthy.
One of the most important things to do after a dermal filler treatment is to avoid touching or rubbing the treated area. This can cause irritation, inflammation, and even infection, which can negatively impact the results of the treatment. You should also avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may cause excessive sweating for at least 24 hours after treatment.
It’s also essential to keep the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer regularly. This helps to prevent dryness and keep the skin looking plump and healthy.
Additionally, avoid exposure to direct sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
After a dermal filler treatment, you may experience some swelling or bruising in the treated area. To reduce swelling, apply a cold compress to the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, several times a day. For any bruising, you can apply a soothing gel or cream to the affected area, which can help to reduce the appearance of bruising and promote healing.
It’s important to follow up with your provider after your dermal filler treatment. They can evaluate your results and provide additional guidance on how to care for your skin post-treatment to maintain the desired results.
Here at Uplift Aesthetics in Oakdale, MN, our highly-qualified and experienced injectors can help you add or restore volume for youthful, natural-looking results in the safest and most effective way possible.